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Freckles With Black Dots
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
Palmar lesions.: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more
Is a slightly uneven new "normal" colored freckle with a black dot in the middle cause for concern?
Possibly: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Brown freckle with black spots in it. Can only see the dots when you shine a flashlight on it. Cause for concern?
I have a very small, flat freckle near my waistline with an even smaller black dot in the middle. Should I be concerned?
Freckle: Difficult to say since I don't know how long that black dot in middle has existed. Have your physician take a look. Usually - as long as there are no changes to any borders then usually not much concern. However a trained provider must do a skin exam to determine if there another condition present. Good luck ...Read more
My friend found little black dots on the back of his arm and back. They are the size of a freckle and raised. He says they itch a little.?
Have a little black dot like a pencil dot on my face its not a black head nor spot it looks more like a freckle but its black?
Black freckle: If this is new probably worth getting checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Had bad sunburn on my upper arms in early June. Skin has fully healed but its still really itchy and a freckle has a black dot on it. Is this normal?
Sunburn: Yes, you can get itching and freckles. Apply moisturizer to your skin and it should help the itching ...Read more
Black dot on my penis? Dear doctor- I have a small black dot on my penis shaft, I have no idea what it is. I am only 16 years old and I've never had sex. I never feel pain or anything from my penis, the dot is just there. It's almost like a freckle but o
It sounds like a nevus (commonly known as a mole). If you want reassurance visit your doctor for an examination. Otherwise, I doubt it is anything serious.
Take care. ...Read more
Floaters: A few dots are called floaters and are minor semi-opaque membranes and debris in the vitreous cavity. If your vision is good, and there are no light flashes and you have not received something like a conk to the head, you are probably all right. If you see hundreds of floaters all at once, then you need an evaluation fairly quickly. ...Read more
Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more
Not sure what the: Black dots are. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
Floaters: Sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". When it pills away, it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more
Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more
Possible old blood: This could be flecks of old blood in the mucus from coughing or something more serious. See a physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Bite: A picture and more details of your history would be very helpful. Try getting a consultation. ...Read more
Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Blocked ducts: Most likely blocked sweat glands or sebum ducts can be helped by dermatologist. ...Read more
When I get very anxious and begin to panic I see floating black dots in front of me. What are they?
Panic disorder: Seeing dots is not unusual when having a panic attack. When a panic attack hits the brain thinks you are in trouble. Instantly, the body going into super protection mode. Your heart pumps harder, your lungs are trying to get more oxygen, adrenaline is sent to your peripheral muscles, your digestion system shuts down and the pupils of the eyes dilate just in case you are in a dark area. This syst. ...Read more
I have a small black dot underneath my tasticals it's a perfect circle and I don't know what it is can someone help me?
See a Derm!: It could be a mold, see a dermatologist to check it out! Good luck! ...Read more
Hello. I see a few black dots at my shirt after doing exercises however iam white skinned please help me with that case?
The question is:
A little unclear if your shirt is dirty you can launder it.
What's the medical question? ...Read more
Small black dots have started to appear on my skin. I work in a greenhouse and I am in the sun all day. Could this be an allegic reaction?
My sister keeps getting these little black dots, on different parks of her body. When so squeeze them a huge chunk on black hard stuff comes out.
Acne: These are open comedones or "black heads." These are sebaceous glands that become clogged and have abnormal sebum production that then oxidizes turning it black. She should see a dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more